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Experience the must-see highlights of South Africa on this fantastic 11-day adventure - you'll take in Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and a luxury Kruger safari.

This exciting South African adventure is ideal for both romantics and families. Experience the excitement of Cape Town at your own pace with a hire car before travelling to the beautiful Cape Winelands for wine tasting and gourmet cuisine.

End the journey on a high with a luxury safari at Thornybush Game Lodge, located in a private reserve adjoining the Kruger National Park. It's a destination known for amazing Big 5 game viewing and you'll get to stay in luxurious private suites.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Stay in unique & intimate lodges
  • Experience a great city & safari combination
  • Sample the wines of Constantia & Stellenbosch
  • Self-drive around Cape Town & the Winelands
  • Shop for hours at the V&A Waterfront
  • Experience a Big 5 safari in a private Kruger reserve

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Travel to Welgelegen Guest House

Collect your hire car after arriving at Cape Town International Airport and enjoy a short drive into the heart of the city to charming Welgelegen Guest House. Situated on a quiet cul de sac in the fashionable city neighbourhood of Tamboerskloof, this restored Victorian home has an impressive view of nearby Table Mountain.
Days 2-5

Discover beautiful Cape Town

Enjoy plenty of opportunities over the next few days to explore one of the most beautifully located cities in the world. Kick off with a trip up Table Mountain in the cable car or go wine tasting at a Constantia vineyard.

Since you have a car, take a scenic drive along Chapman's Peak Drive or past the fishing villages of False Bay to Cape Point via the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. You could also experience an exciting morning shark-cage diving, kite surfing or even abseiling - the list of activities and adventures is almost endless.

Shopping enthusiasts will love the super-convenient V&A Waterfront while sun-lovers can enjoy lounging on Camps Bay beach followed by drinks on the palm-lined Camps Bay strip in the late afternoon.

Day 6

Drive into the Cape Winelands

Say goodbye to the friendly staff at Welgelegen Guest House and make your way to Stellenbosch, the capital of the Cape Winelands region. Arrive at River Manor Boutique Hotel and Spa, a lovely historical property set on the picturesque oak-lined 'Avenue' of Stellenbosch and a mere few minutes walk from the many street cafes, galleries and restaurants in the city centre.

Day 7

Enjoy amazing wine tasting

Spend an enjoyable afternoon exploring the many nearby wine estates and tasting houses available both in and around Stellenbosch. Besides the wine, the Stellenbosch area is also known for its fantastic cheeses and chocolates. Take a short drive to Spier Estate for an extra special treat of fine dining at Moyo Restaurant - an unrivalled African experience in the Winelands.

Day 8

Fly to Thornybush Game Lodge

Drive back to Cape Town and catch a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit in Mpumalanga after a brief stop in Johannesburg Airport. On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to Thornybush Game Lodge, a luxurious safari lodge situated in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Adjoining the Kruger National Park, the area is world-famous for its superb game viewing and quality guiding.

Days 9-10

Experience a Big 5 luxury safari

The next few days are dedicated to discovering the wonders of Thornybush. Enjoy amazing game viewing on early morning, late afternoon and early evening drives plus luxurious accommodation, gourmet cuisine and excellent service.

If you're travelling as a family, you can also experience the thrill of guided walking safaris while your children enjoy their personalised safari activities. It's a very family-friendly lodge and there are special kids' programmes and dedicated staff to entertain the young ones.

Finish off with a pampering spa treatment or massage - a truly luxurious way of ending a day on safari.

Day 11

Return to the City of Gold

Enjoy one final game drive this morning before being transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Your tour will end once you arrive in the City of Gold.


  • 5 nights at Welgelegen Guest House on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Thornybush Main Lodge on a full board basis
  • 8 days car rental
  • Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit
  • Return road transfers from Hoedspruit to Thornybush Game Reserve


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Sep 2015 - 31 Oct 2015 $2670
  • 01 Nov 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $2745

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"A perfect, effortless honeymoon. Head off to the most iconic places in the country and experience why everyone's crazy about a South African safari!"



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